RE: ISO 26514 draft ready for comment [long]

Subject: RE: ISO 26514 draft ready for comment [long]
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:57:55 -0400

By the time I got to Section 4 (Definitions), I was already discouraged.
Why is nothing capitalized? Why is the indefinite article only
occasionally used? Why wasn't the text checked for obvious errors (e.g.
section 4.35)?

None of these would matter if we were talking about one writer's work.
Everyone's entitled to some flexibility, and no one's immune to error.
But when it comes to international *writing* standards, I would hope to
find nothing that a competent English teacher would red-line.

It goes without saying that there are additional English errors in the
document. I'm sure that someone on the COPYEDITING-L list could be hired
to find and correct them.

-- Dan Goldstein

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